Richard Emmons, veteran, firefighter

5-29_OBITemmonsRichard Emmons, 84, of Volney, NY passed away Sunday evening May 25 at University Hospital after a short illness.

He was born in Fulton, NY to the late Nathan and Gladys (Coe) Emmons.

Mr. Emmons has been a resident of Fulton for most of his life. He was a United States veteran having served in the Army Air Force from 1947 to 1949.  He was past employed with the Fulton Fire Department for 11 years and later retired from the United States Postal Service, Taft Road,  North Syracuse location after 26 years of service.

He was an avid Bingo player.

Mr. Emmons was pre-deceased by his grandson Jeffrey Brown in 2004.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years Geraldine Emmons of Volney, NY; five children Dianna (Joseph) Brown, and Carol (Lewis) Palmer both of Volney, NY, Frank (Jeanette) Emmons of CA, Anita Wavercak of Fenner, NY, and Cynthia (Mike) Neverette of Baldwinsville, NY; 12 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m.  Friday in the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc. with Mr. Emmons’ granddaughter Tammy Palmer officiating. Burial will be held privately.

Calling hours will be conducted from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday (today) in the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton.

Hannibal student-athletes honored

Hannibal High School senior athletes Ben Slate and Devin Sorrell receive the sports booster club’s $250 award for their athletic accomplishments, character and sportsmanship. They accepted the honor during the annual awards banquet Wednesday night in the Hannibal High School auditorium.
Hannibal High School senior athletes Ben Slate and Devin Sorrell receive the sports booster club’s $250 award for their athletic accomplishments, character and sportsmanship. They accepted the honor during the annual awards banquet Wednesday night in the Hannibal High School auditorium.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Teamwork, sportsmanship and dedication were celebrated Wednesday, May 21 during the Hannibal Central School District athletic banquet.

The annual event, sponsored by the Hannibal Sports Booster Club, honored roughly 300 student-athletes who participated in junior varsity and varsity level competition throughout the school year. Continue reading

A flower to brighten the day at BOCES

Devon Foster, left, and Joe Gardener learn how to make a single carnation wrap from Floral Design and Greenhouse Technology student Kristin Hartle, foreground. Devon and Joe are students in Maureen Bennett’s class at Oswego County BOCES and organized a random acts of kindness project in which they presented a flower to several random strangers. The idea for the project was spurred from classroom discussions about community building, peace and the virtues that embody a responsible citizen. In the pink shirt is Oswego County BOCES school counselor Stacey Turtura.
Devon Foster, left, and Joe Gardener learn how to make a single carnation wrap from Floral Design and Greenhouse Technology student Kristin Hartle, foreground. Devon and Joe are students in Maureen Bennett’s class at Oswego County BOCES and organized a random acts of kindness project in which they presented a flower to several random strangers. The idea for the project was spurred from classroom discussions about community building, peace and the virtues that embody a responsible citizen. In the pink shirt is Oswego County BOCES school counselor Stacey Turtura.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Simple acts of kindness can brighten another person’s day, are often an inspiration, and have the power to create a positive ‘pay it forward’ movement. 

A shining example of this is a random acts of kindness project coordinated by Maureen Bennett’s class at Oswego County BOCES.  Continue reading

Ready, set, knit in Fulton

The first yarn installation in Fulton, spring 2012, greeted walkers and drive-by traffic. CNY Arts Center will host a Knit-In Saturday, June 7 at the downtown gazebo on First Street at 10 a.m. Yarn will be provided, bring knitting needles, crochet hooks and a lawn chair.
The first yarn installation in Fulton, spring 2012, greeted walkers and drive-by traffic. CNY Arts Center will host a Knit-In Saturday, June 7 at the downtown gazebo on First Street at 10 a.m. Yarn will be provided, bring knitting needles, crochet hooks and a lawn chair.

Calling all knitters and crocheters.

CNY Arts Center invites you to Fulton’s downtown gazebo at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 7 for a morning of knitting and crocheting.  Continue reading

Lanigan Elementary turns into living history museum

Lanigan Elementary School fifth-grader Braeden Dempsey portrays Abraham Lincoln during the school’s living history museum activity Wednesday afternoon.
Lanigan Elementary School fifth-grader Braeden Dempsey portrays Abraham Lincoln during the school’s living history museum activity Wednesday afternoon.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Famous political figures, inventors, musicians and athletes roamed the cafeteria at Lanigan Elementary School on Wednesday afternoon as history came to life.

The school’s annual living history museum gave fifth-graders a chance to research a famous person from history, create a presentation about the historical figure and dress the part. Everyone from Betsy Ross to Patriots quarterback Tom Brady were represented as students in all grade levels and parents explored the museum. Continue reading

Linus Project, Charlie Brown show a match made in heaven

Linus (Chris Tetro) shares his blanket with Lucy (Julia Allen) in this scene from ‘You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” running June 6 through 15 at CNY Arts Center, 357 State St. Church in Fulton. The organization will give $1 off per ticket for each new handmade blanket donated to Project Linus through CNY Arts Center. For more information, visit CNYArtsCenter.com or call 592-3373.
Linus (Chris Tetro) shares his blanket with Lucy (Julia Allen) in this scene from ‘You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” running June 6 through 15 at CNY Arts Center, 357 State St. Church in Fulton. The organization will give $1 off per ticket for each new handmade blanket donated to Project Linus through CNY Arts Center. For more information, visit CNYArtsCenter.com or call 592-3373.

Volunteers at CNY Arts Center were recently introduced to Project Linus and saw an obvious partnership between the charitable blanket organization and the current production of ‘You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.’

The national mission of the nonprofit Project Linus is to provide homemade security blankets to children in need. Continue reading

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